Le Sueur-Henderson girls basketball team earned its first Minnesota River Conference victory with a 55-38 win over Southwest Christian on Tuesday at Le Sueur.

"We played very well on the defensive end as a team,"  LS-H coach John Garvey said. "They jumped out to a 14-7 lead, but after a timeout we went on a 21-3 run to end the half. We controlled the tempo in the second half and controlled the boards as well. They did not get very many second chances, and we did a great job of attacking the rim. This was a great team win, and we look to build on this heading into our last conference match-up on Friday at Belle Plaine."

Lauren Gregersen collected a double-double for the Giants with 12 points and 11 rebounds. She made a perfect 5 of 5 from the field and 2 of 3 from the free-throw line.

Kyla Samora led LS-H with 17 points on 7 of 10 field goals and 3 of 5 free throws. She also pulled down nine rebounds.

Morgan Goettlicher had seven points and 10 rebounds.

Samantha Wilbright also scored seven points, including 1 for 1 from 3-point land.

Also for the Giants, Karragen Straub netted six points, Olivia Fritz bucketed four points, and Zoe Thomson made two points. on 2 of 4 free throws.

The Giants improved to 1-12 in the conference, while SWC fell to 7-5.

The Giants have two games remaining in the regular season: 7:15 p.m. Friday at Belle Plaine and 6 p.m. Monday against Cleveland at Le Sueur.

Minnesota River Conference Girls Basketball

Team W L T Overall

Belle Plaine 12 0 0 20-2-0

Jordan 9 4 0 15-7-0

Mayer Lutheran 9 4 0 19-5-0

Southwest Christian 7 4 0 11-9-0

Norwood Young America 5 7 0 8-14-0

Tri-City United 5 8 0 8-15-0

Sibley East 2 10 0 6-14-0

Le Sueur-Henderson 0 12 0 5-17-0

Reach Sports Editor Pat Beck at 931-8566 or follow him on Twitter.com @SPHSportsPat. ©Copyright 2020 APG Media of Southern Minnesota. All rights reserved.

St. Peter Herald Sports Editor covers St. Peter, Cleveland, Le Center, Le Sueur-Henderson and Tri-City United and Gustavus Adolphus College. Fishing, tennis and golf enthusiast

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